Staying in good physical shape is not usually very easy or much fun. Even though being fit isn't easy, it is necessary. Luckily, it's not necessary to go to extremes to get good results. Taking some time and some effort is all that you need to worry about. You may even enjoy it.

TIP! Pay several months in advance when you join a gym or fitness club. This way, you'll be more likely to use the gym because of how you'd feel if you don't use something you have already paid for.

Many people attempt to achieve physical fitness at the gym by lifting weights. There are actually only six exercises you need to employ to work all of the major muscle groups in your body. They include regular and handstand push-ups, bridges, squats, leg raises and pull ups.

Get toned triceps by performing modified push-ups. A great method to get your triceps toned up in a different way is to turn your hand in 45 degree angles, making sure your fingertips face each other. This particular pushup tones and strengthens your triceps more effectively than other types of exercises.

TIP! To tone up your triceps, you should try to do some simple push-ups. Instead of doing normal push-ups, turn your hands at a 45 degree angle.

Avoid using sit-ups as your only stomach muscle exercise. You should not waste your time with crunches if you are trying to lose weight, it takes a quarter million of them to lose a pound! Thus, crunches alone are clearly insufficient. You must exercise your abs in alternate ways too.

To keep the injury bug from hitting while walking for exercise, take care to use the proper form. Walk with your shoulders back in an upright position. Keep your elbows at right angles as you swing your arms. Have your front arm and front foot opposite each other. Every time you take a step, let your heel touch the ground and then roll forward onto the rest of your foot.

TIP! Think differently when you are going to start a fitness program. There are a large number of activities that you can engage in without using a gym.

So, in short, exercise is not always fun and easy, but it can be if you approach it with the right attitude each and every day. The only person you have to let down is yourself. Avenues of help are available if only you reach out to them.